Sony and 20th Century Fox both have deals with Broadway producers to create musicals based on films. They're not all hits on the live stage, but "Beauty and the Beast," "Mary Poppins" and more productions have seen lasting success. Talk a look at the longest-running musicals that were movies first.

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In this 2004 photo, Michael McGrath as Patsy kneels behind Tim Curry as King Arthur in a production photo from the musical "Monty Python's Spamalot," at New York's Shubert Theatre.

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Deborah Gibson and Chuck Wagner in "Beauty and the Beast"

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Michael McKEan as Edna Turnblad and Carly Jibson as Tracy Turnblad during their Broadway musical debut as new additions to the "Hairspray" cast at the Neil Simon Theatre. (2004)

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Samantha Hill and Swedish recording star Peter J�back in the title role of the Broadway musical "The Phantom of the Opera," in New York.

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Nathan Lane, left, and Matthew Broderick sing during performance in the Broadway musical "The Producers," at the St. James Theatre. (Dec. 30, 2003)

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Trent Kowalik stars as a working class boy from Northeast England who, amidst the backdrop of a miner's strike, dreams of becoming a ballet dancer in "Billy Elliot."

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Disney's "The Lion King" at Broadway's Minskoff Theatre.

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Ashley Brown as 'Mary Poppins,' Katherine Leigh Doherty as 'Jane Banks,' Alexander Scheitinger as 'Michael Banks,' Gavin Lee as 'Bert,' and the original Broadway company of "Mary Poppins". (2006)

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Harvey Fierstein as Albin/'Zaza' in the 2010 Tony Award winning revival of " La Cage Aux Folles" at the Longacre Theatre.

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